Hello crafters, welcome back to my page. I know decoupage technique has been around a while but me being me (I HATE fussy cutting), have never gotten into it. My need for everything to line up perfectly has also proven troublesome when I tried this technique with ready-made decoupage sheets and could not get the image to line up.
Naturally, I was excited (and maybe a little worried) to give this technique another go, especially with the images being simple with absolutely gorgeous colours. This card is sponsored by Craftsuprint, click here to visit their page. They also often have freebies, so don't forget to subscribe to receive them. The card I choose was the Lavender View Anglaise Scallop 3D Decoupage Card Kit, it comes with the card front, decoupage elements and an envelope to go with the card.
Unfortunately, I don't have a colour printer, so I went to my nearest office work and printed out the 4 sheets that I needed which gave me a card front, the envelop, an insert sheet (which I didn't end up using) and the decoupage elements. The kit also comes with another patterned insert sheet and another variation of the card front. In total, the printout cost me $2.67 for 4 coloured sheets on 250 - 300gsm cardstock. The card front printout is beautiful on its own and had some shadows to make it look 3D. I used my Brother Scan & Cut to cut out all my elements.
The only hand fussy cutting I did was for the centre oval, I had 2 decoupage elements for the centre, it was 2 full ovals which allowed me to choose which parts I would like to raise. I liked this freedom. I made the flower frame stand out more and the house was raised a little. I used strips of foam tape rather than foam squares so that they go better in the mail. To finish it all off, I added clear ZIG's Wink of Stella to the roof and then covered them with RANGER's glossy accents.
For the envelope, I got the Scan & Cut to cut out an opening in the middle. I then adhere the vellum to make a semi-transparent window. I used a scoring board to score the envelope following the outline and then adhered 3 of the sides. If you were mailing the card, then maybe leave the envelope as is and write the address in the blank space.
All in all, it was a fun experience. The kit was easy to use and the card is stunning with reflective gold printed paper. I might even use glossy paper in the future for some parts of the card to accentuate this feature. In hindsight, I could have added some gems to the gold band and even and heat embossed sentiment to enhance the card.
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